Did Nintendo Delay Smash Bros?

Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch was announced last week during Nintendo’s impromptu Direct broadcast — which you can view here: https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/03-08-2018/

Obviously, as one of Nintendo’s most popular competitive/multiplayer games, the online functionality for Super Smash Bros. is key. While past releases have not performed incredibly well when four players connected online, fans are definitely expecting a world class experience when it comes to battle with their favorite characters online in this next generation version of the classic beat-em-up.

With Nintendo planning to charge users $20 annually for access to Nintendo Switch’s online functionality, surely Smash Bros. will be a major selling point of the service… whenever the two finally launch!

We have all been following the delays of the Nintendo Switch Online service from when it was first announced. Originally it was set to launch in Fall 2017 — and then it was delayed until Spring 2018. Most recently, Nintendo delayed the service until Fall 2018.

Does this imply that the service was delayed to align with the release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch? Or, do you think that Super Smash Bros. itself was delayed so that it could launch alongside the online service? Let us know in the comments below!

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